This book looks at the effect of legal and economic rights on womens economic opportunities it focuses on entrepreneurship because women in africa are active entrepreneurs and the links between property rights and the ability to enter contracts in ones own name affect entrepreneurial activities. Africa development forum series th e africa development forum series was created in 2009 to focus on issues of signifi cant relevance to sub saharan africas social and economic develop ment its aim is both to record the state of the art on a specifi c topic and to. Africa development forum empowering women legal rights and opportunities in africa mary hallward driemeier and tazeen hasan public disclosure authorized public disclosure authorized public disclosure authorized public disclosure authorized 73071 empowering legal rights and economic opportunities in africa africa. Yet many women in africa do not have the same property rights or formal legal capacity enjoyed by men empowering women legal rights and economic opportunities in africa documents the extent to which the legal capacity and property rights vary for women and men and analyzes the impact this has on womens economic opportunities. A gender and development seminar series event view event recording view event presentation drawing on the new womens legal and economic empowerment database for africa the authors of a new book empowering women legal rights and economic opportunities in africa review the extent of gender inequality in legal rights to property and access to justice and discuss the implications of that
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